A Rambler Steals Home (Hardcover)
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Terrific debut by local talent Carter Higgins, this middle grade novel sings with warmth, quirk and charm. Baseball, snackshops, summer, mystery and friendship tie this tale together along with its set of interesting characters Derby, Triple, and Marcus. A real winner!— Maureen Palacios
Told in Derby’s unforgettable voice, this warm-hearted debut novel is about taking risks, planting roots, and discovering the true definition of home.
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"...readers will easily connect with the story’s reflections on belonging, hope, family, and the meaning of home."
"Vibrant, engaging Derby and her descriptive firstperson narrative, full of lively and poignant touches, are compelling and affecting... A heartfelt, immersive debut, perfect for sports fans."
"Fans of quiet, nostalgic stories about team spirit should enjoy this debut effort."
With a gentleness of wit, emotion and spot-on humor, Schmidt brings to life 6th grader Carter Jones as he navigates a tough time in his life, with the help of one Mr. Bowles-Fitzpatrick, who drives an eggplant-hued Bentley and gives advice, both needed and not wanted, as the Jones' family new butler. Interspersed with cricket references - "the finest game in the world" - wonderful and enlightened vocabulary fit for a proper gentleman, Schmidt tackles grief and abandonment with his signature insight, lightness and heart. As the butler says to his charges "make good decisions and remember who you are" -- Carter Jones' story will stay with you for a very long time. Highly recommended! - Maureen